AND THE 2020 RUSTY AWARD GOES TO........
This year though marks a dark day for Suzuki, as they have two vehicles on out worst list. But worst yet is that the 2020 Suzuki WagonR has been given our "Rusty Award" for bad designs. Yes Suzuki may have finally hit rock bottom as both of their vehicles on this list are shared products. Guess they should rethink who they work with on future products.
As usual our runner up for wort designed comes from a company who has more Rusty awards than any one. Honda takes the title of runner up for the all new Jazz/Fit model. Both the I.C.E. and E.V. models hit the low of the low when it came to working together, but why fit something that is already broke. The worst part about it, is that the cross-trek version is also the list. Guess you can't fix boring, even when it goes off road.
Our 2nd runner up had to go van, as it seems there is always a van on this list. This year there are two, but only the 2020 Nissan NV250 was more worthy of this title. Good news for Volkswagen, but bad news for Nissan. Guess Nissan should have taken our advice and worked with someone a bit better for their van design as the all new NV250 is a horrible version of the Renault Kangoo. But really is the Kangoo any better.
The rest of our list is littered with the standard hatchbacks, vans and ev's. But it seems that Mitsubishi wanted to get in on the action with their Xpander Cross. The base Xpander is a pretty volatile vehicle to begin with, but make it cross-trek and you have the Rusty award winner.
It was nice to see a drop in the amount of Rusty Awards this year, but it's still not enough in our books as would prefer if the bottom dropped out at 45%, not the usual 35%. But I guess we will just have to wait and see what 2021 brings us as we hope our bottom end list will shrink even more.
2020 AutoLooks Rusty Award Winner - 2020 Suzuki WagonR
2020 Rusty Award Winners
2020 Rusty Awards: Seventy-Four (74) rated vehicles, with an average score of 41.92%
AutoLooks "RATED" is where we rate and review vehicles from around the world from every segment of the automotive industry. Our 1,215 point system is based on Four (4) key areas of automotive design.